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Three Rivers Health celebrates graduates

Three Rivers Health proudly recognizes graduation from high school, college, a skilled training program, or other types of continued education and training. Please join us in celebrating with the Three Rivers Health employees below, the accomplishments of themselves and of their families. CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Desiree Massey, Speech Pathology – daughter of Venita Massey CONSTANTINE HIGH SCHOOL Sierra Mullins – …

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TRH honors service awards recipients

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health held their Service Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 6th. Many employees reached significant milestones in 2016 and were honored for their dedication and commitment to the organization. Three Rivers Health recent Service Award Recipients are left to right, front row: Yvonne Williams, 5 years; Patricia Saviano, 10 years; Pansy Lam, 5 years; Deb …

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Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients

Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, testing protections for some of society’s most vulnerable, advocates for the aged and disabled say. Those targeted for eviction are frequently poor and suffering from dementia, with families unsure of what to do, according to residents’ allies. Removing them allows an often stretched-thin staff to avoid the demands of labor-intensive patients …

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TRH will hold free skin cancer screening clinic

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is proud to participate in Skin Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of May, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause …

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TRH nurse receives award

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is proud to announce Tarah Gidley, RN, as recipient of the Southwestern Michigan Perinatal Association (SWMPA) Perinatal Excellence Award. Tarah was nominated by a co-worker for her positive attitude, excellent care, and being a great role model for all nurses. Tarah has been with Three Rivers Health for four years and works in …

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TRH announces Employees of the Quarter

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce Jonathan Sanner, Physical Therapist – Outpatient Physical Therapy; Lisa Cooper, Physical Therapist – Inpatient Rehabilitation; Abby Bogucki, Front Desk Attendant – HealthTRAC; Vanessa Schwartz, Physical Therapy Technician – Outpatient Physical Therapy; and Erin Bozell, Practice Management Coordinator, for being selected as our Employees of the Quarter for the first …

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County commissioners approve new health center location

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved moving forward on a location for the new Covered Bridge Healthcare. The matter was fielded Tuesday during the commission’s regular meeting. The Board of Directors of Covered Bridge Healthcare Center of St. Joseph County last month accepted a Health Resource Services Administration grant to allow the federally qualified health center to …

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Three Rivers Health reports positive February

At the March meeting of the Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees, hospital officials reported a net income of more than $17,000 for February. CEO Bill Russell said the hospital continues on firm ground financially thanks to the support, excellence and leadership from employees, senior staff and the board, he noted. Also, the board announced Three Rivers Health is actively …

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First flu death of the year reported

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is reporting the first flu associated death this year, as the number of flu cases caused by Influenza A, H1N1 strain, increase. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is now reporting widespread flu activity throughout the state. Widespread means that outbreaks of influenza or increases in influenza-like illnesses are being reported, and …

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Chickenpox cases reported in St. Joseph County

Seven cases of chickenpox have been reported to the health department’s St. Joseph County office this past week. In January, the Michigan Disease Surveillance System confirmed seven cases in Hillsdale County; most of these cases involve school-age children. According to Michigan law, all students are required to be immunized with two doses of Varicella vaccine or have had a history …

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